Men in Political Theory

Published Exclusively in the Usa by Palgrave (2004)
Men in Political Theory builds on feminist re-readings of the traditional canon of male writers in political philosophy by turning the "gender lens" on to the representation of men in widely studied texts. It explains the distinction between "man" as an apparently de-gendered "individual" or "citizen" and "man" as an overtly gendered being in human society. The ten chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Engels show the operation of the "gender lens" in different ways, depending on how each philosopher deploys concepts of men and masculinity to pose and solve classic problems.
Keywords Political science Philosophy  Masculinity Political aspects  Sex role Political aspects  Feminist theory
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Call number JA71.C328 2004
ISBN(s) 0719059143   0719059135   9780719059131
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